About #306M - 500 francs type 2002
Central African Republic. Bank of Central African States. 2002 Issues. Dimensions: 130 x 70 mm. Date: 2002 (reverse). Material: Paper. Watermark: Three antelope heads and the BEAC logo in electrotype. Printer: François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire. New safety sign intended to prevent reproduction with the printing of small yellow circles also called “Omron rings”. Solid security thread with the letters CEMAC. Multicolored printing on both sides. Texts in French. Description of the front: In the center at the top, the words "BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES" is printed in brown. The full banknote number is printed twice in black at the top and bottom of the design. The letters "M" in black on the sides indicate the issuing country code for the Central African Republic. In the center, four students in the classroom and a fifth in the foreground on the right. The value in letters "CINQ CENTS FRANCS" is printed in brown at the bottom center. Description of the back: At the top center, the wording of the issuing body “BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES” is printed in brown on two lines. The value "500" is printed in brown in the upper corners. In the center, a woman poses in front of the huts of a village. Three combinations of signatures printed in black with Le Gouverneur (The Governor) and Un Censeur (Auditor). On the right, the watermark and below in a frieze, the year of issue "2002" printed in brown. At the bottom left corner, the article of the penal code is printed in a cartridge. No known specimen for type.